Friday, November 26, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Elastic Skirt #2

I did them same thing on this skirt, except last time I was just a few inches short on fabric, AND I added pockets to the front, which you can't see, because I forgot to stick my hands in them....
Smart one there! Also if you don't know how to make a pocket, neither do I, so please google it first. Mine is a little wonky. I like this fabric choice better too because I can wear so many more colors with it.
Also please note that I alllllways have my son trying to help me sew, and by that I mean I need a sewing "room" with a door....and a lock.
Do you likey?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Refashion Downeast Basic Tank

I've had this tank for almost 5 years now. I recently replaced it so wasn't afraid to refashion it.
Also had this other plain white tank that was older than your Mom. I decided it could go too.

So I cut along the side seam and laid it out flat. Then cut off the top part (straps, ect)
Then cut the whole tank into 3 inch strips.
So I ended up with eight 3 inch strips. I took them to the machine. Turned up the tension all the way (Thank you Sarah for teaching me this) and the stitch length all the way down. This way it makes a ruffle.
Which made the strips too short, so I pulled them apart slightly. Start in the middle and work your way out or you will just pull it all out completely.
Then when you get it where you like it....
Pin it to the tank. I started at the top...

When it was sewn on I made a mark to see where the next ruffle would go. I wanted them to overlap.....but honestly in the end, everything was pretty wonky :)
Continue to do this til you are out of ruffles.

Here is how mine turned out.
I made a few mistakes but totally learned what to do for next time. BUT I did have my 2 year old son's "help" while making this wink wink.
I still like it.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I'm starting to wonder...

why my blog's address is hammycrafts, it really should be hammysheadbands. I swear that's all I've made lately. I love them. They are a quick, cheap, and easy project. I can make one or two and still get a nap in during nap time. So take that.

This one is really self explanatory. Here is the top flower tutorial. And here is the tutorial for the bottom flower.

I then added hot glue and a bead to the top flower, hot glued it to bottom flower, then used 2 pieces of felt and glued the headband between them. the end

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Copy Cat!

My friend Kelsee over at Pumpkin Pie Crafts did this Old Navy inspired headband. I loved it, but have been putting off making it forever. Click here for the tutorial. Super easy and adorable.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The skirt

I made "the skirt" but now that I have had my baby it looks a lot better on.
Here is how it turned out.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Satin Flower Clip

I just love these! It was lust at first sight. I got the idea from Ashley over at Make it and Love it. Click here for directions. Although, instead of a headband, I made mine a clip. That way I can put it on a headband. Or a bag. Or a hat. Wherever I want it.
I had this fabric leftover from a year ago, a whole yard cost me less than $2.
I love it. Too bad my hair wasn't really done, we are in "Mommy" mode.
And for another darling picture of Trey. I love this boy.
Aren't you dying to make one? The flower that is....not the baby. Tee hee

Friday, August 6, 2010

Scratch that

THIS is one of my best projects ;)
Trey D Hammond was born August 4th at 8:45 pm

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


find that as a mother I only wear earrings. Sure they occasionally get tugged on, following the worlds biggest hand slaps, but I love them. I don't really bother with the necklaces anymore, I've had about 10 pulled on til the break, or I just hand them to my son who keeps quiet for that much longer.

I've been selling them for $7 a pair. Do you likey?? Want some?

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Elastic Waist Skirt

HERE is the tutorial I used. It's supposed to look more like this, but I made mine a little shorter (I am only 5 foot 1 here) and I am also 9 months pregnant. So I didn't bother trying it on. I am just assuming that it will fit post baby (hello elastic waistband).
ALSO I am still unsure why my computer feels the need to upload pictures sideways. Seriously. It's started to bug a mother.
I loved this fabric. It's really green looking, not so much brown in person. And the orange/red flowers are cute as heck. I can't wait to have this baby, and wear it. I'll be making more soon.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Scrap Headbands

I should probably have taken these pictures in better lighting. That's okay, you forgive me right? I made both of these out of scraps I've had lying around. Even the flowers. I love cheap projects. If you look closely I tried to experiment a little with the stitching.

Here is zig zag...
Here I just did 3 lines, something to mix it up, give it texture....
What do you think?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I kept my word

Another hooter hider. Only this time it's for me! Muhahahaha. I bought one with my first son and am now kicking myself for spending almost $40. The reason I did ruffles with the zeebra was because it was remnant fabric and I had a looooong narrow strip. I did ties on the neck instead of "d" rings cause I suck at those. Polyester boning is what gives it the "chimney" so you can see what you're trying to do.
Any other questions?

My 'most proud' project

I feel like I have a pretty good reason for the slacking of posts lately. I'm almost 38 weeks pregnant! That's a big thing to make!

I am attempting a hooder hider for myself at naptime today, not like I can't do it, we'll just see if it actually get's made. I'll keep you "posted". Hahah get it? Wow. Tough crowd.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Rice Bags

If you don't know what these are....shame on you. Actually I can't believe I've waited til now to make one! It's flannel, thread, and rice. Pretty easy! I used long grain white rice. Then when you have an "owie" you warm it in the microwave for 2 minutes.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Feeling hot hot hot!

Pot Holders. These were .50 each at Joann's. Oh how I love applique. It's my new favorite.
This one is a cupcake, it's just missing the cherry on top.
Bird. Why the heck are these sideways!?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cards Cards Cards!

I've been making cards for about 4 years now, but never even thought to post about it. Duh.

My oldest brother gave me a pack of pre-cut cards and envelopes two Christmas's ago. I never wanted to use them because they seemed so small. But I gave in and did the other day. How nice was it to now have to cut my own card stock. Although I still love doing it.

These are the ones I cut myself, a little bigger as you can see.

Wow, really?

I know what you're thinking, seriously, another car seat canopy?? In my defense, this one is for my baby, due in about 7 weeks. My Mother in law gave me a hobby lobby gift card for my birthday and I spent it wisely.

I LOVED the fabric the had to choose from. No offense Joann's but little boys exist...incase you didn't already know.

The only real difference on this one is I rounded the edges, made my own ties, and zigzag stitched on top.

This should be the last car seat canopy for a while.